MSC 3003 - Music in the Classic Period

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45 in Room 4-190
Class 27Thursday, May 14

Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major

Welcome to the last class. I've made an online unit on a very nice piece for cello and piano that will put us in a calm and centered state of mind.

There is no assignment that goes with it, it's just one last lecture.

Other end-of-semester business

All midterm scores are now entered into our database. I've tweaked your profile page so that it gives you up-to-date info on your grade.

Absolute deadline for homework is going to be May 21 at midnight. Completing a homework assignment with a check plus is worth about 6 points on your final grade, so knocking off the last one or two assignments that you owe will be well worth it for some people.

I've also got a page on other end-of-semester issues like incompletes and the special Credit and No Credit grades, which some of you might want to read about.

Assignment #9: Mozart's Magic Flute

Assignment #9 asks you questions about Acts One and Two of the Magic Flute. This is a lot of material to look at, so you want to budget some time for it.

Act One Reference Page
Act Two Reference Page

I do have two time-saving tips, however. All questions are on the parts of the opera that I've labeled "essential." If it ain't essential, it ain't in the exercise.

Also, you can use my plot summary to navigate the opera quickly and find what you need to find.

This one is due on May 21 at midnight.

The End!

Phew. That's the end of the class. I want to thank you all for humoring me this semester as we explored the world of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Even if we hadn't moved to an online format, it was always going to be a challenging course to put together.

I'm glad we did it - hope you are too. Remember that the world of carefully sculpted, written out music will always be there to nurture your soul and feed your mind.